Morgan horses are a mystery breed. No one knows which family they are from.
All they know is that they are really fast and work very, very hard. The first Morgan horse was named after his owner, Justin Morgan, who was a school master and great singer. After he died his name was given to Bub, the horse, who was a small, fast, hard working steed. He ran races and won every time. He also was a spectacular pulling horse and was famous for pulling large loads. The War of 1812 took place in his lifetime. He was also in a parade with the presedent of the United States, James Monroe. This parade was the first time he heard the Star Spangled Banner sung. This song was written after the War of 1812.